How to Make A Mixed Media Snowflake Tag

Posted by Kim Dellow

Learn how to make a fun winter mixed media project using Tim Holtz, Liquitex, and Golden products.

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Hi everyone, Kim Dellow here on the blog today. Since I got a pot of the Golden Glass Bead gel I just can not stop using it! I love the texture it adds to my mixed media projects. It is particularly great for adding some texture to my snowflakes. Just love it! You could also try the Golden Granular Gel for your snowflakes – I bet that would give a lovely snowy texture too. It’s on my Golden gel wishlist!

But for now I’m using the beads to make snowflake to add to pegs for a little bit more Winter and Christmas decoration!

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Here Is What You Will Need:



Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paint Broken China

Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paint Mermaid Lagoon

Golden Regular Gel (Gloss)

Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint Titanium White

Golden Heavy Gel (Gloss)

Golden Glass Bead Gel

Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflakes dies (or similar)

Die-cutting machine

Strathmore Mixed Media Journal (optional)

Palette knife


Let’s Make Some Snow!

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If you are using a spring peg, then take it apart first. Start with a layer of white paint and let it dry. You can add more layers if you need better coverage of the peg. Once the white paint is dry, add some of the Broken China paint. Let this layer dry then add some of the Mermaid Lagoon to the bottom part of the peg. You don’t need perfect coverage of the Distress paint; in fact, the speckled look you can get with the applicator is perfect for this peg!

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Next cover a piece of card with both the Broken China and Mermaid Lagoon paint. This time make sure you do get good coverage of the card. Let this dry completely.

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Use your snowflake dies to cut two large snowflakes from the blue-painted cardstock from Step 2.

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Cover the snowflakes with the Golden Glass Bead Gel. When they are covered, peel them off the surface and place them on spare paper to dry; if you don’t do this, they will be glued to whatever surface you applied the gel to!

My tip here would be to lay the snowflakes onto a page in your art journal to apply the gel then remove them to dry elsewhere. If you do this you will have the negative space of the snowflakes textured on your journal page. Once that is dry, you have a new winter-themed journal page started!

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Once the snowflakes are dry, add a bit of white paint to the smaller of the two and let that dry. Then you can glue them to the top of the peg with Golden Heavy gel.

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These pegs could be used for all sorts of things, such as tree decoration or as Christmas card holders. You could make a series of them for a Merry Christmas Banner too! Lots of mixed media snowflake peg fun!

Thanks for popping in.

Kim Dellow